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February 18, 2014 12:49:01 PM

My computer randomly shut down while playing WoW. I dont think it overheated, ive checked temps while playing before and they were never that high. When it crashes i have to unplug the power cable from the PSU to get it to start back up again. Is it an issue with the PSU?

Specs;
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)
February 18, 2014 1:14:51 PM

Hey

your CPU consumpts 125W
GTX 760 ... 200W ( on max load )
Rest of rge system ( HDD,motherboard etc) ... 75W
You are at 400W of system consumption

Bronze 500W will tage about 450 from the wall. 50W in a reserve isn't too much.

1. Is your pc shutting down when playing games or when you are doing some internet browswing etc?
2. Did you have this problem all the time or it just appeared?
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February 18, 2014 1:58:10 PM

RulesSpew said:
Hey

your CPU consumpts 125W
GTX 760 ... 200W ( on max load )
Rest of rge system ( HDD,motherboard etc) ... 75W
You are at 400W of system consumption

Bronze 500W will tage about 450 from the wall. 50W in a reserve isn't too much.

1. Is your pc shutting down when playing games or when you are doing some internet browswing etc?
2. Did you have this problem all the time or it just appeared?


1. Just when playing games. It only happened while playing WoW, no other games
2. This is the second time

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February 18, 2014 2:00:42 PM

What are your GPU and CPU load temps?
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February 18, 2014 2:31:05 PM

tiny voices said:
What are your GPU and CPU load temps?


39 degrees on CPU, 47 degrees for GPU (both in Celsius)
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February 18, 2014 2:40:33 PM

Are you getting any sort of blue screen or freezing? If it's shutting down like you pulled the power plug then it's likely the PSU is running out of spec, hitting it's fault limits, and shutting down to prevent damage.
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February 18, 2014 3:02:09 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
Are you getting any sort of blue screen or freezing? If it's shutting down like you pulled the power plug then it's likely the PSU is running out of spec, hitting it's fault limits, and shutting down to prevent damage.


Its like i pulled the plug. I'll just be playing and it just shuts off and my screen goes black. No freezing, no blue screen.
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February 18, 2014 3:11:07 PM

Sounds like a PSU issue...
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February 18, 2014 3:39:29 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
Sounds like a PSU issue...


Guess its time for a PSU then. Would a 600w PSU be a good upgrade?
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February 18, 2014 3:41:14 PM

500-600w is plenty. Stick with Antec, XFX, Corsair (no CX), Seasonic for sure.
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February 18, 2014 3:56:13 PM

tiny voices said:
500-600w is plenty. Stick with Antec, XFX, Corsair (no CX), Seasonic for sure.


Will 600w be good for wanting to upgrade later? I'm most likely going to get an SSD later on, probably upgrade my CPU cooler too, so will it be good for that?
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February 18, 2014 3:59:59 PM

Yes, neither of those things will suck any power really. The SSD will use less than 1w and the Cooler will probably use no more power than the stock cooler.
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February 18, 2014 4:32:15 PM

tiny voices said:
Yes, neither of those things will suck any power really. The SSD will use less than 1w and the Cooler will probably use no more power than the stock cooler.


600w it is then! Thanks for the help everyone!
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February 18, 2014 4:35:00 PM

Always glad to be able to help!
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